Christian Klees

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Olympic medal record
Men's shooting
Gold medal – first place 1996 Atlanta 50 m rifle prone

Christian Klees (born 24 June 1968 in Eutin) is a German former sport shooter, the only shooter since the 1989 target change to have achieved the maximum score (600) in the 50 metre rifle prone event at the Olympic Games. He did this in at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, his excellent final of 104.8 (out of maximal 109.0) also gave him the gold medal,[1] as well as an aggregate result that is still as of 2009 the world record. Klees left the international shooting scene after the 2001 season.


Current world records held in 50 metre rifle prone
Men Qualification 600  Viatcheslav Botchkarev (URS)
 Stevan Pletikosić (YUG)
 Jean-Pierre Amat (FRA)
 Christian Klees (GER)
 Sergei Martynov (BLR)
 Thomas Tamas (USA)
 Sergei Martynov (BLR)
 Sergei Martynov (BLR)
 Petr Litvinchuk (BLR)
 Wolfram Waibel Jr. (AUT)
 Wolfram Waibel Jr. (AUT)
 Christian Lusch (GER)
 Eric Uptagrafft (USA)
 Valérian Sauveplane (FRA)
 Sergei Martynov (BLR)
 Sergei Martynov (BLR)
 Matthew Emmons (USA)
 Guy Starik (ISR)
 Sergei Martynov (BLR)
13 July 1989
29 August 1991
27 April 1994
25 July 1996
23 May 1997
28 July 1998
4 September 1998
8 June 2000
11 June 2003
18 July 2003
3 March 2004
27 October 2004
11 May 2005
11 May 2005
26 August 2005
29 March 2006
9 May 2007
18 May 2008
3 August 2012
Zagreb (YUG)
Munich (GER)
Havana (CUB)
Atlanta (USA)
Munich (GER)
Barcelona (ESP)
Buenos Aires (ARG)
Munich (GER)
Munich (GER)
Plzeň (CZE)
Sydney (AUS)
Bangkok (THA)
Fort Benning (USA)
Fort Benning (USA)
Munich (GER)
Guangzhou (CHN)
Bangkok (THA)
Munich (GER)
London (ENG)
Final 705.5  Sergei Martynov (BLR) (600+105.5) 3 August 2012 London (UK) edit